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FutureLearn: Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance

 with  Dr Richard Chambers and Dr Craig Hassed
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Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve performance

Stressed by the pace of modern life? Mindfulness might be the answer. Research shows that when you’re not deliberately paying attention to something, your brain goes into default mode causing increased anxiety and poor communication. Mindfulness can help end this unproductive behaviour. In this online course, you’ll learn how to incorporate mindfulness practices into your life, to reduce stress and improve your personal and professional life.

This course is for anyone, because everyone can benefit from mindfulness. No previous experience of mindfulness is required. We will explain how mindfulness works, but above all this is a practical course. We will ask you to explore different mindfulness techniques and reflect on your experience.

This course is not designed to be therapeutic for significant health problems so if you have any concerns in this regard then it is recommended that you speak to a suitably qualified health practitioner.

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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Finished
Institution Monash University
Provider FutureLearn
Language English
Certificates $49 Certificate Available
Hours 2 hours a week
Calendar 6 weeks long
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38 reviews for FutureLearn's Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance

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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful
2 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was an amazing course. The theory to explain the science behind mindfulness was accessible and interesting and the practical tasks consolidated the learning and showed students how to apply this to our lives. I feel so empowered by what I learned from this course. Wonderful to have two charismatic leading academic Read More
This was an amazing course. The theory to explain the science behind mindfulness was accessible and interesting and the practical tasks consolidated the learning and showed students how to apply this to our lives. I feel so empowered by what I learned from this course. Wonderful to have two charismatic leading academics who are also practitioners lead the course. The feedback videos at the end of the week were very useful, addressing any questions learners had. Can't say enough good things about this MOOC. It was extraordinary. Thank you to all involved.
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful
2 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness. It has scientific evidence to back it up and although I approached it from a more spiritual side I really welcomed the scientific approach and I think this would suit a lot of people. I feel able to continue to practice mindfulness on my own but would definitely Read More
This course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness. It has scientific evidence to back it up and although I approached it from a more spiritual side I really welcomed the scientific approach and I think this would suit a lot of people. I feel able to continue to practice mindfulness on my own but would definitely do this course again when it runs as a refresher. Excellent tutor, resources and I felt part of the learning community through discussion and comments online. I can't praise this course enough. I suffer from depression and anxiety and the course is helping me manage these better too.
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful
2 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I enjoyed this course immensely. I liked the scientific evidence provided in the course material and the course itself was logically organised and well paced. The discussion forum and the weekly feedback sessions allowed the participants to feel engaged and gave a more personal feel to an online course. I shall definit Read More
I enjoyed this course immensely. I liked the scientific evidence provided in the course material and the course itself was logically organised and well paced. The discussion forum and the weekly feedback sessions allowed the participants to feel engaged and gave a more personal feel to an online course. I shall definitely revisit the course material regularly and I would recommend the use of the teachings in this course as a lifestyle choice.
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful
2 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Interesting and highly practical course, which was supportive in learners growing. Excellent material that was challenging, but attainable. Weekly feedback videos from lead educators answered questions learners had during the week. It's really changed my life for the better. Great course. Highly recommended. Thanks to everyone involved.
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful
a year ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I strongly recommend taking this course if you want to improve your life. It helped me a lot in terms of fixing problems, fighting anxiety and learning how to meditate.
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4 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
An excellent course for anybody interested in the subject. It can be done at various levels as there is the chance to interact with other students but also to follow up other research papers and websites. It has given me the tools for lifelong access to that place of calm and peace, which as a Quaker I was already fami Read More
An excellent course for anybody interested in the subject. It can be done at various levels as there is the chance to interact with other students but also to follow up other research papers and websites. It has given me the tools for lifelong access to that place of calm and peace, which as a Quaker I was already familiar with but this has added extra knowledge about how the brain works and how we physically react to stress, to note that in the body and to address it. It has also made me aware of the early signals of when I am getting anxious. I would highly recommend it - it could be a life saver and a life changer!

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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I have taken this course 6 times, and have registered to participate again. It is life changing and one of the best MOOCS I have studied. The course can be studied at different levels, with a wealth of additional material available.nThe two charismatic educators have pitched the course at the right level. They provide Read More
I have taken this course 6 times, and have registered to participate again. It is life changing and one of the best MOOCS I have studied. The course can be studied at different levels, with a wealth of additional material available.nThe two charismatic educators have pitched the course at the right level. They provide excellent meditations available for download. They also provide weekly feedback sessions. The moderators are extremely active in their support for learners. Finally the learners themselves provide a community of support for each other
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Anonymous completed this course.
I have completed several MOOCs on a variety of topics. This was by far the best in terms of course content, management, mentor interaction and facilitation from the two course leaders. Subsequently learner interaction was very high and there was no sense of learning remotely. I am a learning and development designer Read More
I have completed several MOOCs on a variety of topics. This was by far the best in terms of course content, management, mentor interaction and facilitation from the two course leaders. Subsequently learner interaction was very high and there was no sense of learning remotely. I am a learning and development designer and I hold this course up as an exemplar on many levels.

For me personally it was a great experience. I learned a lot about mindfulness and benefitted from it greatly.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful
11 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Without doubt the best MOOC I have taken. If you are receptive to the ideas and sound academic principles, this course could change your life. It is supportive, inclusive and led by two brilliant educators supported by mentors. Weekly feedback on YouTube responds to learners questions and comments as they have arisen that week. Cannot recommend highly enough.
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful
2 years ago
Margarita Mcelroy completed this course.
Superb. Excellent material, presented with expertise, skill and - so important - compassion. In addition to the two educators, who gave extra weekly feedback videos, the course had the active and helpful involvement of two mentors.

I would give it six stars if that were possible
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful
2 years ago
María Isabel completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Really interesting for everyone, especially those of us who lead a stressful life.

The explanations are clear and easy to follow, provided with exercises to start practicing mindfulness.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful
2 years ago
Caroline Meek completed this course.
I really enjoyed this course and it has had a huge impact on my life. If you apply the principles taught on this course, it will change the way you live your life.
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4 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The best online course I have taken. It is also better than the face to face mindfulness course I completed some time ago. The course input is excellent and the links to other resources provides a good starting point for further study.
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4 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is brilliant. The team are inspirational and introduce the mindfulness way of thinking and living in a user friendly way. They are a wonderful advert for Monash University, for Future Learn and for Mindfulness!
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I would highly recommend this course for any walk of life. It gives easily understandable information with supported instruction on the practices, with an interactive and enthusiastic team of educators and mentors.
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Jaime Barrera completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Great course, well done, good informing videos and very useful meditations, this course is a must for anyone that want to learn how to be mindful, ethical and living in the present moment.

With Gratitude
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a year ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A wonderful course with brilliant tutors. I thoroughly enjoyed it and if everyone did even part of it, the world would be a better place. Perhaps it should be compulsory! Very highly recommended.
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2 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It explained the techniques and benefits of mindfulness in an engaging way. I am now much better motivated and clear how to incorporate mindfulness into the rest of my life.
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11 months ago
Tracey Henderson completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
A great introduction and refresher to mindfulness. Very engaging instructors, God material and exercises and lovely engagement with other students.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Completed the course, highly recommended. Very well prepared and delivered. Easy to follow, Full of information and tips. Links to additional materials for further development. Information, advice and encouragement from other student - a big boost
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Anonymous completed this course.
Fantastic course - well organised and very practical. I use what I learned every day at work, and feel much less stressed and overwhelmed. Highly recommended!
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